Our Assessor is the official who estimates the value of real property within the Town's boundaries. This value is converted into an assessment, which is one component in the computation of real property tax bills. The Town of Groveland is the designated assessing authority for the Town Groveland, and for school district property in the town. The Assessor's office is also responsible for processing all real property exemptions.
To ensure that our assessment records reflect the most current mailing address and to ensure that our tax bills are sent to the correct address, please notify this office of any mailing address changes
Tax Exemption Information
Partial property tax exemptions are available to property owners in the Town of Groveland who meet certain eligibility requirements.
STAR (Has NEW changes effective March 2, 2015) you must register online only if you changed your primary residence in 2015.
The Assessor will require proof of residency with every application. A copy of your (and/or your spouse's) driver's license and the top of a utility bill showing your address will be required.
The Basic STAR exemption for school taxes is available on your primary residence regardless of age and income.
The Enhanced STAR exemption for school taxes is available if you will be 65 years of age or over in the calendar year. Applications must be filed by March 1st, with proof of age and proof of income. We will require a copy of the top page of your federal tax return. Please check with our office for specific income requirements. If you are granted the Enhanced STAR, you will have to renew every year.
The Senior Citizens exemption is available for all property taxes: town, county, and school. Application for this type of exemption must be made annually. Eligibility is based on a minimum age of 65, and also has an income and residency requirement. Please check with our office for specific income requirements. Applications must be filed by March 1st.
The Veteran's exemption is applicable to town and county taxes only. In Livingston County we ask that you contact the Veteran's Service Agency in Mt.Morris. The address is 2 Murray Hill Dr., Room 321. The phone number is
243-7960. Jason Skinner is the Director. You will need to have your discharge papers. Wednesday and Friday are usually best. The deadline for applications in the Assessor's office is March 1st.
All Forms handed in person will be DATE STAMPED with a COPY Handed back; any forms Mailed in will be Date Stamped and mailed back to the person for their file if a Self-Addressed Stamped Envelope is provided.
Important Legal Dates on the Assessment Calendar:
Taxable status date: March 1st
Tentative assessment roll filed: May 1st
Grievance day: The Thursday following the Fourth Tuesday in May